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Current ideas on motor control and learning: implications for therapy

Theo Mulder

in Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780192617873
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191724312 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.003.0013
Current ideas on motor control and learning: implications for therapy

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This chapter discusses recent notions on motor control and learning. It aims to give the reader an impression of modern psychological thinking on motor control and learning. The learning of motor control can be understood in terms of the acquisition of abstract plans or rules (or ways to link muscle-joint systems). Visual information, feedback, variability of practice, active movements, and ecologically valid context all play a role in this acquisition process. These requirements can be seen as instruments in the hands of a therapist, and can be employed in the development of a modern therapy.

Keywords: motor control; motor learning; . muscle-joint systems; visual information; feedback; modern therapy

Chapter.  9474 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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